MRSA (Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus)

Dogs MRSA (Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus)

Staphylococcus aureus is one of the most common types of bacteria that normally affect the skin of animals and people. Nonetheless, MRSA Staphylococcus aureus bacteria are antibiotic-resistant and can result in a wide range of infections. Such as; skin or lung infections, pneumonia, and many other problems. 
How it spreads : Dogs infected with MRSA can transfer this infection to people. Moreover, it can be spread among animals and people through direct contact. 

Who is at risk : Anyone can get an MRSA infection.

Signs in dogs : Most of the time, infected dogs don't show the symptoms of MRSA, but in some cases, they might show signs of urinary tract infections, skin or respiratory infections. 

Symptoms in people : Like dogs, people with MRSA infections usually don't show any symptoms. However, sometimes, they might experience skin infections. As per the experts, if the infection can't be treated timely, it can worsen the health and directly impact the lungs and spread to the bloodstream, which is life-threatening.